Experienced Pediatrician Joins SVMC Pediatrics



BENNINGTON — Dr. Lynn Mann is a pediatrician with more than 25 years experience who is excited to be moving to Vermont full-time. She will be joining SVMC Pediatrics of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) on Jan. 31.

 “My family has been coming to Vermont for almost 20 years to enjoy the skiing, activities and beautiful surroundings,” said Dr. Mann. “I’m ready to leave the hustle and bustle and practice in an area I love.”

Dr. Mann received her medical degree and residency from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has worked in southern New Jersey as a pediatric emergency room physician and has been in private practice since 1986. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Mann has a special interest in working with adolescents and helping them become goal-oriented.

“As a teenager, I knew that I wanted to work with children in some way,” stated Dr. Mann. “When my dad became ill in my senior year of high school, I became interested in medicine as well. I figured I could combine my two interests by becoming a pediatrician.”

Dr. Mann has enjoyed being in practice and seeing her patients grow and change over the years. “I find it really rewarding to care for patients as newborns and then as young children and adolescents, monitoring their development alongside their parents,” she said. “There is something special about having that bond with a person and being a part of their growth both physically and emotionally over the years. 

“And,” she added, “it’s a wonderful experience to have my patients come to see me later when they’re parents with their own children.”

Although the circumstances were unfortunate, a skiing accident 10 years ago first introduced Dr. Mann to the high-level care available at SVMC. “My husband is a ski racer and was taken to SVMC,” said Dr. Mann. We both were highly impressed with the medical care and the attention we received emotionally as well. It’s not often that you find a hospital that is strong in both aspects of patient care.”

She added, “When I asked colleagues at an annual conference I attend in Manchester Center about a location change, I was thrilled to learn that SVMC was looking for a pediatrician.

“My interview at SVMC pretty-much sealed the deal. The physicians and staff I met with were so knowledgeable and made me feel so welcome. And I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Luloff and his style of practicing pediatrics.”

Said Dr. Mann, “I wanted to practice medicine where patients are treated as people and not numbers. Dr. Luloff certainly has a wonderful combination of medical skill and a personal approach to medicine.”

Dr. Mann’s husband, Tom, is also a child, adolescent and adult psychologist. Their two children, Zachary and Rebecca, are in college.

The family enjoys being outdoors and Dr. Mann often takes her camera along when exploring. She also loves snowshoeing, walking and running.
“My family is excited to start this new adventure,” stated Dr. Mann. “And I really look forward to meeting all of the families in the area and serving their children’s medical needs.”

Dr. Mann will have office hours Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at SVMC Pediatrics in the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Dr. in Suite 207. To make an appointment, call (802) 447-3930.

SVMC is a part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC). SVHC is a community-based, not-for-profit health system that exists solely for the benefit of the communities it serves. It is SVHC’s vision to make the communities it serves the healthiest in the nation. To find out more, visit svhealthcare.org.

Contact: Eileen Druckenmiller
(802) 447-5558